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 tcsh xterm title bar quoting
I think I have a quoting problem.

I'm installing a new mail server, and want to have several windows
"tailing"
various log files.

So in one window I have tail -f /var/log/maillog
And in another window I have
tail -f /var/mail/mailstream | egrep "Subject:|X-Spam|To:"

I have precmd and postcmd aliased as follows:
        alias postcmd '/bin/echo -n "^[]2;\!#^G"'
        alias precmd '/bin/echo -n "^[]2;${H}:$cwd^G"'

So when I'm at the prompt, my title bar is hostname,current working
director
And when I'm running a command, the title bar is the command.

This is right out of the tcsh man page and it works generally, but for
the second tail command (with egrep) it fusses about the To:

E.g.
postie# tail -f /var/mail/mailstream | egrep "X-Spam|Subject:|To:"
To: ^G: Command not found.

I've had some other odd results, and on one occasion it worked, but
it seems to have some dependency on what has happened before.

Ideas?

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 Sun, 18 Mar 2007 23:57:39 GMT   
 tcsh xterm title bar quoting

I create a file that is unique per host, and store the proper characters inside.
This takes a few commands, but once I have it, I just need a "source" to re-set the variables.
Here is is:

# have I executed this script before on this system?
set _H_FILE = ~/.echo.${HOSTNAME}.csh
if ( $?_E ) then
#       echo "already set the echo variables">/dev/tty
else if ( -f ${_H_FILE} ) then
        source ${_H_FILE}
# Note - execute external processes are only done once per system
else if ( `echo -n |wc -l`  == 0 ) then
#       echo "built in echo is bsd" >/dev/tty
        # then berkeley style echo
        echo 'set ech = "echo -n"' >${_H_FILE}
        echo "set _E = `echo a | tr a '\033'`" >> ${_H_FILE}
        echo "set _B = `echo a | tr a '\007'`" >> ${_H_FILE}
        echo 'set _N = ""' >> ${_H_FILE}
        source ${_H_FILE}
else
#       echo "built in echo is sysV" >/dev/tty
        echo 'set ech = "echo"' >${_H_FILE}
        echo 'set _E = "\033"' >> ${_H_FILE}
        echo 'set _B = "\007"' >> ${_H_FILE}
        echo 'set _N = "\c"' >> ${_H_FILE}
        source ${_H_FILE}
endif  

Once I have done this, instead of

I use what would be
         alias postcmd '${ech} "${_E}]2;\!#${_B}${_N}"'
         alias precmd '${ech} "${_E}]2;${H}:$cwd${_B}${_N}"'

This always uses the built-in version of echo. and works no matter
what flavor the system is.

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 Mon, 19 Mar 2007 05:16:30 GMT   
 
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